8/5 RAW Breakdown: Wyatts Lose Viewers, Six-Man Main Event, More


– As noted, the August 5th episode of WWE RAW drew a 2.96 rating with 4.18 million viewers.

Details on the segment breakdown are sketchy this week but Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio didn’t move the numbers significantly. Ryback vs. Mark Henry showed a small increase in viewers. John Cena’s interview at 9pm showed about a 420,000 viewer increase.

The Wyatt Family vs. Tensai and Brodus Clay lost around 280,000 viewers. Kaitlyn vs. Layla and Christian vs. Heath Slater showed a small gain. CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel and the Brock Lesnar brawl also posted a small gain at 10pm, doing a 3.1 quarter rating.

Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston was a big drop in viewers. The Usos vs. Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger stayed even. The main event with The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and John Cena gained around 700,000 viewers for a 3.4 overrun rating.

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter


  1. I do not understand this stuff. I can see viewing dropping off during or after an uninteresting match. What I cannot understand is the viewing getting better for a match latter in the show. Do viewers just decide to watch the last 1/2 hour hopeing it is interesting?


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